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New electricity bills to start with second purchase in April – ECG

It is emerging that the much anticipated reduction in electricity tariffs may take a bit longer than expected. This is because the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has explained that the reduction will only reflect on the bills of consumers when they make their second purchase of credit for electricity for April. The latest also follows the shift of the ...

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ECG tariff reductions take effect today

Residential consumers of electricity will from today [1st April 2018] pay 15 percent less than the tariff they previously paid. This is due to the full implementation of the recently announced electricity tariff reduction from residential and non-residential power users in the country. The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in March announced a reduction in electricity tariffs of between 17 ...

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Burnt meters leave Nungua Cold Store residents in darkness

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Some residents of an area in Nungua known as Cold Store, have been without electricity for nearly a week. This was after the meter compartment in their area caught fire. The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), is yet to fix the problem despite several calls from customers. According to residents, even though some technicians from the Nungua branch of the ...

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COSECA raises issues with ECG concession processes

The Coalition of Stakeholders on Energy Concession Arrangements (COSECA), is questioning the processes being used to choose a concessionaire to manage the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) under the Power Compact Two. According to the Coalition, some of the companies bidding to takeover ECG have demonstrated that they are incapable of delivering since they are already engaged with the ECG. ...

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Red flags over local content in ECG as bidders submit proposals (Audio)

Ghana could be losing significant benefits from the power sector in the absence of a local partner for the concessionaires bidding to assume management of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). This is the concern of Policy Analyst with ISODEC, Dr. Steve Manteaw. His argument follows the submission of proposals by two companies bidding for the management of the power ...

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Tema: 96,000 homes cited for illegal electricity connections in 2017

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The Manager in charge of Revenue Protection at the Tema Regional office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Madam Cynthia Kyei Gyamfi has announced that about 96, 000 houses within Tema engaged in various forms of illegal connection last year. She added that within the same period 97 customers were prosecuted and billed to pay for the power that ...

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Bidders for ECG concession drops to two

Citi Business News can confirm that the number of bidders for the private sector participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has dropped to two. The latest follows the close of submission of request for proposals today, March 26, 2018. A statement from the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) and copied to Citi Business News said that at the close of the submission, ...

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Businesses track ECG on reimbursement promise

Businesses are expecting that the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) would live by its assurance of implementing the reduction in electricity tariffs from the 1st of April as announced. Even though the reduction has been initially scheduled to take effect today, ECG maintains consumers should see it reflect from next month due to the monthly billing system. According to the PURC, ...

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Electricity tariffs to drop below govt’s proposed 14%

Citi Business News is learning that government’s proposed reduction in electricity tariffs for consumers may not yield much as expected as the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), finalizes its tariff adjustment for this year. Government in the 2018 budget suggested that it is working to reduce tariffs by some 14 percent on the average, for industrial and residential users. But information ...

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ECG holds awards night to climax 50th anniversary

The Electricity Company of Ghana ECG, over the weekend held a dinner and an Awards night to climax the month-long celebration of the company’s 50 years of dedicated service to Ghana. The program was launched in January to commemorate five decades of the existence of the state power producer under the theme “50 Years of Powering the Socio-Economic Growth and ...

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